One of the early trends for 2016 in m and e-commerce is the use of location and other factors to help give shoppers instant offers. SaveAsYou is a location-based app that is free and easy-to-use for shopping centres and customers. Brought to the market by Kal Group, a leading digital marketing (more…)
Novus Leisure, the UK’s largest private bar and club operator, has teamed up with retail technology specialist Red Ant to build a unique real-time customer feedback app that will help to measure social sentiment, deliver live business insight and improve service.
The Otto Group – the second largest consumer online retailer in the world – is partnering with Powa Technologies to provide millions of customers in Germany and elsewhere with a quick and simple way to shop and engage with its brands online, in-store and on the go using Powa’s app (more…)
From its origins in the early 1980s, Office has grown steadily and is a staple of the British high street and now has more than 150 global sites, including concessions in Selfridges IRDX RSEL], Topshop and House of Fraser . It is now one of the IRUK Top 500 retailers, (more…)
Musical equipment retailer Yamaha has introduced digital signage into its stores that allow customers to call up the information they need via their smartphone in a bid to bring a bit of the online world to the store.
They warned us about this: fridges that order food for you are now a reality. At the Consumer Electronics Show, MasterCard has introduced Groceries by MasterCard, a new app that enables consumers to order groceries directly from Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator.
January is the time of resolutions and one of mine is to spend less on everything – to exploit those bargains that are out there. Now, I can do it for my utility bills by signing up to Onedox, which helps consumers actually switch and pick up the billions in (more…)
Wifi is increasingly important to instore operations, but should you own it yourself as a retailer or opt to use a network operator? Graham Cove, Business Development Director Synaptix Technologies, helps you decide.
Beacons are coming. A new study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 1.6 billion coupons will be delivered annually to consumers via beacon technology by 2020, up from just 11 million this year, as retailers seek to develop proximity marketing campaigns in and around their stores. The new research, (more…)
Driven by increasing mobile traffic, Habitat has introduced a new e-commerce platform to allow the brand to evolve its online customer experience after reporting an increase of over 35% in traffic in the last year. Developed by an in-house team and digital agency Salmon, the new responsive site has been (more…)
How often have you had to wade down to the post office to return a dress or two because they just didn’t fit the description online? Researchers estimate that between a quarter and a half of stuff ordered online is sent back – a massive waste of time, energy and (more…)
The idea of being able to use real world ads as a gateway to e-commerce has long been seen as one of the main advantages of mobile in both retail and marketing. Until now the only way to make that work was with QR codes. Not any more – now technology (more…)
Anitha Rajagopalan, IT Retail Consultant at Happiest Minds, outlines how beacons can play a bigger role at Christmas than ever before… well since the star of Bethlehem. Christmas cheer is just around the corner. It’s a season for relaxing with loved ones, eating good food, and of course, shopping for (more…)
From today, those curious about virtual reality or looking for the perfect stocking filler are invited to experience the immersive power of Freefly VR on Level 5 of John Lewis flagship Oxford Street London store.
Telefónica R&D has unveiled the first ‘Smart Dress’ prototype that can accurately capture information about surrounding elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. If the picture is anything to go by, our guess would be ‘disappointed’.
Paint giant Dulux has created a tablet and mobile based online services that aims to make ‘interior designers’ affordable for all.
Verifone and Swipp, a leading Danish mobile payment app, are to integrate Swipp as an accepted payment method for more than 30,000 Danish merchants using Verifone devices. The development of the app has been supported by more than 70 banks in Denmark.
Greggs and Marks & Spencer offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading high street brands, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. But when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi and the ease with which it can (more…)
Welsh tech startup Veeqo has launched what it believes is the first inventory iPhone app for retailers. Sellers can now easily track their inventory from anywhere by using their phone and change their stock levels on the move. Retailers can quickly find products using the iPhone camera as a barcode (more…)
Almost two in five internet users in the US will use wearables by 2019, predicts research from eMarketer. The next several years will continue to see double-digit growth in the number of Americans using wearable devices, according to the analyst’s first wearables forecast.